Crate Training Puppies – 14 Useful Tips

In theory crate training puppies sounds simple.  A quick note: I often use the term crate and kennel interchangeably throughout this article. Crate Training Theory: Your puppy does not want to poop or pee in the place he sleeps…put him in his crate (make sure it’s not too big or he’ll pee/poop on one side […]

Crate Train Your Puppy In 5 Easy Steps

Stetson in His Crate

Throughout my life I’ve learned how to potty train a puppy using various methods and have found the easiest way to potty train a dog or puppy is through crate training. As a Guide Dogs of America puppy raiser we are required to crate train our puppies. Lucky for me I successfully crated trained Linus […]

How To Handle Your Puppy’s First Night At Home

Stetson and Colby at GDA

Your puppy’s first night at home. It’s definitely exciting…It’s definitely fun…Here are some things to think about before your puppy arrives at your home. It’s been just about a year since I brought Stetson home from Guide Dogs of America. It made me think of our wonderful first meeting in Sylmar, CA and also the […]